Hilltopper Happenings highlights the many ways Elgin Academy is inspiring students to be our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Stories about our students, faculty, and programs are shared on our website.



Bucks for Bears

The two weeks before Spring Break Ms. Nicholson's fourth graders held the COVID-19 version of a bake sale and sold a variety of packaged snacks and sweets to the three divisions of students at Elgin Academy. The students are raising money to purchase teddy bears to donate to the Elgin Police Department to distribute to children on emergency calls. For "Bucks for Bears" the students hosted the tables and used their best selling skills to raise lots of money for the cause. Great job 4th graders!

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Stone Soup

Each year the second grade class presents the play Stone Soup. It has become a much anticipated event that everyone in the Lower School and second grade families looks forward to. As they say in the theatre "the show must go on" and so Mrs. Stemn and her students once again presented Stone Soup but instead of appearing on the stage of the Sears Gallery, the scene was set in the second grade classroom and family members watched from home through Zoom. What didn't change was the enthusiasm and talent of the second graders in presenting this classic tale of trickery that ultimately results in a group of people joining together to help each other! As Grandma says "Soup from a stone? Fancy that!" View video

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Pi Day

On March 14th the Upper School Students celebrated Pi Day. On that day students were challenged to recite as many numbers of Pi as they could for the chance to throw a real pie into the face of Assistant Head of School Doug Sept. And the winners are...Alex Sept (who recited 200 digits of pi) and Alex Richardson (who recited 178 digits) and so both got to utilize their pie tossing skills to great effect. Special thanks to Mr. Sept who is always a good sport! We hope you enjoy this video on YouTube. https://youtu.be/Xtze6RJM3aE

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Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the Elgin Academy 2020/21 Battle of the Books team for a 2nd Place Finish in this year's fully on-line competition. This small but mighty team fought back from a late start to finish second overall in a field of over 20 schools who competed this year. We are so proud of Charlie (4th grade), Kasie (4th grade), Efe (6th grade), Omar (6th grade) and Rory (6th grade). Congratulations to you all!

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Middle School Volleyball
Middle School Volleyball season wrapped up Wednesday with a win against Christian Liberty! Over the course of our shortened season, the girls went 3-1. With the majority of the team being 5th graders, these girls have a bright future.
A special shoutout to our 8th graders, Reagan, Ariel, and Pryor. Being leaders and positive teammates helped the 5th graders develop faster than we could have imagined. Thank you to them and all the girls! Go EA!
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